Gourmet pizza parlor brings pizzazz to Buckhead Atlanta.

Thirteen Pies, the new gourmet pizza parlor in the Buckhead Atlanta development, is a study in brick and wood—and a deliciously appealing newcome

Thirteen Pies, the new gourmet pizza parlor in the Buckhead Atlanta development, is a study in brick and wood—and a deliciously appealing newcomer.

STORY: Wendell Brock
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Our pizza arrives—like a topsy-turvy belle of […]

Bangladesh Beckons: Buford Highway’s Panahar is an appealing blend of the homespun and the exotic

Panahar Bangladeshi Cuisine

The food arrives colorful and complex, aromatic with herbs and spices, paired with bowls of beautifully flaky basmati rice. Let’s see: There’s chopped spinach dripping in a creamy cheese sauce; korma, a lovely stew of turmeric, ground almonds and raisins; and the spicy rice dish called biryani.

Except for the fact that the biryani is studded with cubes of tender beef, you would probably assume […]

Digging Davio’s: A fine-dining restaurant hidden away in a Buckhead retail mecca

Who knew?

STORY: Wendell Brock | PHOTOS: Sara Hanna



I’ve a feeling we aren’t at the food court anymore.

It’s 6 p.m. on a Sunday evening, and though my dinner companion and I are tucked away inside Phipps Plaza, we are far from the retail crowd. Forget the turquoise Tiffany boxes, the Louis Vuitton bags, the photos with Santa and the sales racks at Belk’s.

We have […]

SIMPLY DELICIOUS | Review: Fire in the belly

Fire in the belly-Fogo de Chao Review-Simply Buckhead

Fogo de Chão’s skewer- wielding “gauchos” bring an endless parade of meats to the table, trimming them onto your plate with high drama. Photo: Sara Hanna Photography

Story: Wendell Brock | Photos: Sara Hanna

You don’t have to brave the pampas of South America or the wilds of Africa to witness the most primitive form of cooking—and eating—on the planet. […]


Wholesome and heavenly: Buttermilk Kitchen mixes sweet and savory to delicious effect

Story: Wendell Brock | Photos: Sara Hanna

Buttermilk_Kitchen_CollageIt’s a positive sign when you drive up to a restaurant and see the words “Brunswick stew” stenciled on the plate-glass window. Even better when the place turns out to be a purveyor of luscious pimento cheese; chicken biscuits gussied up with sweet pepper jelly and pickles; and buttermilk pancakes […]


Reviews are written by Wendell Brock.


10 Degrees South

After 15 years on the scene, this Roswell Road establishment is a highly original destination where food and wine from the tip of the Southern Hemisphere are celebrated with flair. Before we could pose the server with a query on the peri-peri, we got the hard sell on South African reds—particularly the Rupert & Rothschild 2009 “Classique.” The big, full-bodied R&R was the perfect match for the […]

SIMPLY DELICIOUS | REVIEW: Taka Sushi and Passion

IMG_9551_PP-1A quiet sushi master

Without any fuss, Taka beguiles

By Wendell Brock | Photos by Sara Hanna

The essence of Japanese culture is its hiddenness. In the Land of the Rising Sun, you must penetrate the walls of impossible-to-find Buddhist temples to view the best Zen gardens. You must wander blind alleys to discover world-class sushi bars, where you might peek under the lid of a ceramic box […]